Cryptoassets for Private Clients: A Practitioner’s Guide

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Source Currency: 1st edition, January 2023

James Brockhurst, Partner (Private Client), Forsters LLP

Cryptoassets for Private Clients is a practical and authoritative text for legal practitioners on the issues of cryptoassets and blockchain technology.

The innovation of blockchain as a mechanism for holding and transferring assets presents a range of legal and practical questions for lawyers, trustees, fiduciaries, and their clients. This title provides specialist, practical coverage of the answers that exist, and the problems that remain.

Possession of cryptoassets is increasingly prevalent. Cryptoassets for Private Clients provides practitioners with the information and resources to help their clients and expand into this growing area of law. Cryptoassets for Private Clients is therefore a must-read for all Private Client practitioners whose clients hold digital estates.

James Brockhurst is a Partner in the Private Client team at Forsters. He advises on succession planning, family governance and UK tax. He advises clients on the full spectrum of their assets, whether it be UK real estate, their businesses, artwork or cryptoassets (being one of the first lawyers to develop an expertise in this area). James is a member of STEP and holds the STEP 'Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients'. He sits on the Editorial Board of Lexis Nexis PSL (Private Client) and is a contributing editor to Lexis Nexis.

With contributions from Alex Tamosius (solicitor, Forsters LLP), Rory Carter (solicitor, Forsters LLP), Zahava Rosenthal (solicitor, Forsters LLP), Alexandra Treacy (solicitor, Forsters LLP) and Rebecca Welman (tutor and non-practising solicitor, University of Law).

Foreword by David Neuberger, President of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom 2012-2017
Chapter 1: Blockchain and Cryptoassets: a primer
Chapter 2: Smart Contracts, Decentralised Applications and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations
Chapter 3: Decentralised Finance
Chapter 4: Non-Fungible Tokens
Chapter 5: Legal Status of Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts
Chapter 6: Trusts and Fiduciary issues
Chapter 7: Estate Planning with cryptoassets
Chapter 8: Cryptoassets and Probate
Chapter 9: UK Tax Considerations and Planning
Chapter 10: Cryptoassets and Private Client Regulation